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    • flothy
    • By flothy 11th Jan 18, 12:55 AM
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    flothy
    Court claim form for child
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    • 11th Jan 18, 12:55 AM
    Court claim form for child 11th Jan 18 at 12:55 AM
    Hi

    I have read all the newbies info but would like advice on how to proceed with court claim that was received in my sons name.

    The registered keeper is my son who was aged 6 when he received a parking ticket. He is disabled and the car was parked in a disabled bay displaying his blue badge.

    The private car park sign stated no free parking for blue badge so we purchased a parking ticket. Due to my sons condition we were slightly late back to the car (15 minutes max) and received a parking ticket.

    When we received the letter we contacted the company and explained the situation. They advised us that unless we disclosed who was driving the car they would continue to write to our son. We explained we take him to the park daily and could not confirm what carer was driving. We contacted the land owners and explained the situation and they provided a number for the park manager. We contacted him and he said he would speak to them to waive it and they would not be able to take a child to court.

    We moved house and today collected post from our previous home (childs name was not on our redirection). A claim form has been sent from Northampton courts to our child.

    I have drafted a letter drawing on the breaches of the code of practice, equality act, reasonable adjustments etc along with the fact the defendant is only seven now.I called the companies legal team and they asked if they could speak to the child! Then asked for evidence of age.

    Just wanted advice on if I should contact courts first or send this letter to the company?
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    • twhitehousescat
    • By twhitehousescat 28th Feb 18, 11:29 PM
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    twhitehousescat
    appeal by crayon?
    Time pretending I was asleep whilst under his desk , has given me insight to this sordid world
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 28th Feb 18, 11:38 PM
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    Coupon-mad
    Another surprise parking ticket has dropped through the post addressed to my child.

    This time it is parking eye, apparently my registration plate wasn't put in correctly to a machine at premier inn/brewster fayre. I have spoke to the land owners they have said i need to call parking eye.

    Not sure whether to ignore or point out that it is a minor.

    Any advise would be appreciated.
    Originally posted by flothy
    Take it to your MP.

    I hope the BPA is proud of lobbying to 'secure' keeper liability. This is the fallout. Shameful, predictable, utterly indefensible.

    And in your appeal - as the keeper, the child - state that the keeper is a disabled child, and your MP has been informed, as will the national press be if this harassing threat is not cancelled immediately.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • waamo
    • By waamo 28th Feb 18, 11:49 PM
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    waamo
    Let them know the RK is a minor. A paper trail is always the safest option. If PE go to court they tend to go well armed so best not take chances.
    This space for hire.
    • flothy
    • By flothy 4th Mar 18, 10:55 PM
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    flothy
    appeal by crayon?
    Originally posted by twhitehousescat
    This is by the funniest reply I have heard, hes scribbling a response as we speak.
    Take it to your MP.

    I hope the BPA is proud of lobbying to 'secure' keeper liability. This is the fallout. Shameful, predictable, utterly indefensible.

    And in your appeal - as the keeper, the child - state that the keeper is a disabled child, and your MP has been informed, as will the national press be if this harassing threat is not cancelled immediately.
    Originally posted by Coupon-mad
    Thanks.I have emailed MP's, Councillors over the last one and find the whole system a joke now.I can't understand how DVLA are allowed to give out children's details.

    Let them know the RK is a minor. A paper trail is always the safest option. If PE go to court they tend to go well armed so best not take chances.
    Originally posted by waamo
    I will do a paper trail this time but I now know it is illegal to take a minor to court. So just wanted to know what I could do to help others.
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 5th Mar 18, 1:48 AM
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    Coupon-mad
    I can't understand how DVLA are allowed to give out children's details.

    I am sure there is a specific (not available to most people) opt out for special cases, you need to push the DVLA for that. I would be surprised if a case like this does not qualify for a DVLA black on giving out your child's data to private firms not least because the Equality Act protects people with disabilities, meaning that:

    - the DVLA must by law, consider making a 'reasonable adjustment' when asked by the child's carer, and this seems very reasonable (otherwise what's the rare opt-out for, if not this sort of thing?). Get your MP to back you in this.

    - private parking firms must by law, also make 'reasonable adjustments' and you should ask for your VRN to be added to the white lists at local Supermarkets, etc. to stop the sharks.
    Last edited by Coupon-mad; 05-03-2018 at 1:51 AM.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

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